Providing access to a Jesuit education to all families has been a core mission of Gonzaga Prep. Scholarship donations to Gonzaga Prep show an investment in a future of students that pays the excellence and service forward during their time here. Your gift recognizes the unique gifts of these students who seek to succeed and serve others. Our scholarships include fully endowed scholarships, named scholarships and memorial funds established for deceased faculty, alumni, family members, and friends. Tribute scholarships honor organizations, groups, or living individuals. Jump to the full list of scholarships »
Tom Kingen Memorial Scholarship
Kurt Kromholtz Science Scholarship
Phil Kuder Scholarship
Paul Lassell Scholarship
Dave Machtolf - Pat Redmond Memorial Scholarship
Charlotte Y. Martin Memorial Scholarship
Marycliff Scholarship for Fair Share
Ray “Doc” Mauro Memorial Scholarship
McMonigle Family Scholarship for Minority Students
Meglen Family Scholarship
Jake and Colleen Meighan Scholarship
Loraine Nichols Memorial Scholarship
Robert P. (Bob) Puhek Memorial Scholarship
Paul and Barbara Redmond Scholarship
Reisenauer Family Scholarship
Wallace "Rocky" Rothrock Fair Share Scholarship
Frances and Kermit Rudolf Scholarship
James Kermit Rudolf Memorial Scholarship
Nick and Mary Scarpelli Scholarship
Schreiner Family Scholarship
Mike Shanks Memorial Scholarship
Joe and Eloise Shogan Memorial Fund
Julie Shogan Ferrasse '78 Memorial Fund
Steilen Family Fund
Katelynn Suzanne ‘11 and John David Stone ‘14 Scholarship
Brian and Paul Sweeny Memorial Scholarship
Dr. John Traynor Scholarship
Joan and Fred Welk Scholarship
Christopher M. West Memorial Scholarship
Frankie White Scholarship for Art
Carolyn Zimmer Family Scholarship
Jesuit Chair Fund
Garco Faculty Development Fund for Math & Science
Garco Faculty Development Fund for Humanities
Christiana Faculty Development Fund
Facilities Renewal Fund
Debate Program Fund
Faculty Development Fund
The Knights of the Rock Pile Fund
Sherman-Lantry History Award
Jack and Marilyn McKenna Teacher of the Year Fund
David McKenna G-Prep Varsity American Football Fund
Great Ignatian Teachers and Staff Fund
Garco Fund for Capital Projects
Thomas Roberts Learning Resource Center Fund
Alumni Fair Share Fund
B. P. Lester and Regina John Foundation Fund
Friends of Fr. James T. McGuigan, S.J. Fund
Helen Johnson Memorial Fund
Thomas Family Fund
Johnston-Hanson Foundation Scholarships
Providing access to a Jesuit education to all families has been a core mission of Gonzaga Prep. Scholarship donations to Gonzaga Prep show an investment in a future of students that pays the excellence and service forward during their time here. Your gift recognizes the unique gifts of these students who seek to succeed and serve others. Our scholarships include fully endowed scholarships, named scholarships and memorial funds established for deceased faculty, alumni, family members, and friends. Tribute scholarships honor organizations, groups, or living individuals.
Thank you for considering a gift to the Gonzaga Preparatory School Foundation. As stewards of the Gonzaga Prep mission and the sacrifices of our benefactors and families, we pledge to honor your gift through the prudent management of the Foundation assets and appropriate distributions in support of the students and programs at Gonzaga Prep. The following represents our policies related to the administration of unrestricted funds, scholarship and other endowment funds, and temporarily restricted funds.
The family of Ella McKeirnan has established a scholarship in her name for deserving students. Ella was a 2017 Gonzaga Prep graduate who passed away in February 2020.
A valedictorian for her class, Ella joyfully pursued excellence from an early age. At Prep, she took every AP course offered. She won the top math prize in the prestigious Spokane Scholars Foundation. She earned a nearly perfect SAT score. She possessed practicality and wisdom beyond her years. Beyond the classroom, Ella nurtured her soul in many ways, and most involved shared experiences. She is remembered for her leadership and special attention to detail.
She will continue to inspire through her achievements and actions that made the world a better place.
During her 25-year Gonzaga Prep teaching tenure, Dr. TerryKay Birrer modeled a passion for literature, inspired students, and played Queen Victoria to the English department.
A Dickensian scholar, her specialty was British literature. She engaged students through unique experiences, including her renowned Canterbury pilgrimages, cricket matches, and high teas, along with her ambitious poetry unit assignment: for students to fall in love by spring.
She also initiated student trips to the U.K. where she would surprise students by weeping copiously over Charles Dickens` grave.
Her myriad accomplishments, kind-heartedness, and whimsy are the stuff of Prep legend.
Family and friends have established an endowed scholarship in Dr. Birrer`s name.
“Ever the best of friends” –Charles Dickens
Don Anderson, longtime Gonzaga Prep coach and teacher came to Prep in 1973 after already having coached at the high school, college, and semi-pro levels. In his time at Prep, he compiled an impressive record of 195-53-3 and never had a losing season. His teams won 15 Greater Spokane League titles, appeared in five state championship games, and brought home state titles in `82 and `86. “The highlight of my coaching at Prep would have to be the people relationships,” Anderson once said. “There are certainly memorable games, but it is still the people that count.”
FOUNDATION BOARD 2020-21
Chair - Ezra Eckardt `88
David Austin `92
Katie Doree `94
Craig Hart `79
Jan Karel `82
Terry Kelly `76
Corrina (O'Brien) Kelsey `06
Tom McKeirnan `87
John Moloney `74
Kevin West `81